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In the Heart of the Battle

For the week ending Saturday October 27th, 2012 22 auction were archived to the AED;  3 in British pounds, 8 in US dollars and 11 in euros.  Six thousand two hundred and sixty-seven lots were offered and 4,102 sold for a 66% success rate.  Sales totaled $6,795,732, 73% of the total of high estimates of all lots offered.

 

Two sales reached a million dollars in total proceeds:

 

Bonhams.  Prints on October 23rd:  $1,708,623

Bloomsbury.  Modern First Editions:  The Library of a Gentleman on October 25th:  $1,166,232

 

Three sales saw their total sales reach 100% of their aggregate high estimates:

 

Swann Galleries.  Aldine Imprints & Early Printed Books from the Library of Kenneth Rapoport on October 23rd:  116%

Tajan.  Books on October 17th:  110%

Bonhams.  Books on October 24th:  100%

 

Galerie Bassenge came close:  Autograph Letters on October 19th:  98%

 

Five sales saw 80% or more of their lots sell:

 

Swann Galleries.  Aldine Imprints & Early Printed Books from the Library of Kenneth Rapoport on October 23rd:  98%

Bonhams.  Books on October 24th:  94%

ERA Encheres.  Library of a Ceramist on October 6th:  87%

Heritage Auctions.  Rare Books on line bidding ended 10/25:  84%

Bruun Rasmussen.  Modern Prints on October 23rd:  81%

 

For the week ahead 26 sales are scheduled.  5,233 lots are offered and all are searchable in the AE unified auction search.      

 

Mon.  Oct. 29th    Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.  Enki Bilaf – “Oxymore” Last Paintings [2237].  15 lots

                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Old, Modern Prints [1244].  15 lots
Christie’s.  Important Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts [3518].  113 lots

    Christie’s.  Book Collection [3532].  58 lots
Neret – Minet & Tessier.  Posters.  [14280].  500 lots

 

Tues.  Oct. 30th           Bonhams.  Photographs.  [20064].  137 lots

                                    Bruun Rasmussen.  Old, Modern Prints [1244].  15 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Prints and Multiples.  [2593].  379 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Collection of an Amateur Bibliophile.  [3537].  195 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Sporting Books.  [4354].  333 lots

                                    Dorotheum.  Books and Decorative Prints.  [103012].  413 lots

 

Wed. Oct. 31st          Alde.  Ancient and XIX Century Books [19723].  325 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Prints and Multiples [2593].  379 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Photographs [7272].  139 lots

                                    Cowan’s Auctions.  Photographs, Prints [302].  60 lots

                                    Remy Le Fur & Associes.  Pierre Lacam Library [181].  197 lots

                                    Swann Galleries.  Old Master Through Modern Prints;  including Salvador Dali Prints, Drawings,
  Art Books [2292].  495 lots

 

Thursday Nov. 1st      Bloomsbury Auctions.  Bibliophile Sale [35991].  417 lots

                                    Christie’s.  Vintage Posters in London [7303].  261 lots

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Rare Book online bidding ending Nov.1st [201244].  400 lots

                                    Sotheby’s.  Prints [N08896].  387 lots

 

Friday Nov. 2nd           Aspire Auctions.  Prints ending Nov. 2nd.  115 lots

                                    Bloomsbury Auctions.  Old Master to 20th Century Prints & Drawings and Vintage Posters [35990].  

                                    Heritage Auctions.  Space Exploration [6082].  276 lots

                                    Sotheby’s.  Prints [NO8896].  387 lots

 

Saturday Nov. 3rd      Heritage Auctions.  Americana and Political Memorabilia [6092]

 

We are in the battle.

 

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

October 28th, 2012

 

 

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000